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RE:To Shakeel: Slavery is halal in Islam

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in response to reader comment: To Shakeel: Slavery is halal in Islam

Submitted by shakeel (Pakistan), May 28, 2007 at 15:25

Hello Plato,

Islam did not ban to keep those slaves who were already slaves. However, Islam encouraged the people to free those slaves willingly. It did not force people to free those slaves.

But, Islam banned out-rightly to enslave free people.

Banu Quraiza were not just prisoners of war, they were guilty of treason. That's the reason, they were executed but they were executed according to their own law. Muhammad (sws) appreciated the Saad's judgment.

Second thing, Banu Qaniuqa were not forgiven because Muhammad (sws) wanted to forgive them. They were forgiven on the plea of Hypocrite Abdullah Bin Abi. Banu Qaniuqa were also guilty of treason and deserved to be executed.

And there is nothing to be ashamed of if both of those tribes were executed, because they both betrayed and deserved this punishment.

Also we have already read, pagans of Macca also got the same treatment when they betrayed after having peace treaty.

This proves that neither Allah nor Muhammad was biased or unbiased toward Jews or pagans.

It also concludes that Islam prescribes a punishment of death for those who are guilty of treason.


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